I finally finished it, I know it wasn’t exactly a very long drawing, but I was only able to work on this drawing for a couple hours a night. I didn’t have any intention of it actually going this long. When I started the drawing I was in the mood of getting the simplicity just perfect. I’m not even sure if I want to push this idea further. For now I will just be happy with what it is, and move on to the next session.
I took a lot of picture of the drawing because I wanted to see if it changed much after I sprayed it with fixative. I have sprayed many drawings before and I noticed that they are darkened a bit and that the charcoal would gain some texture in places. This is a detail before I sprayed it with fixative.
Another detail before I sprayed it with fixative.
The drawing after I sprayed the whole thing with fixative. The photo doesn’t really look much different, but in looking at the drawing in person areas did darken a bit, and I have some speckling in places now.
You may be able to see the change in the drawing after using fixative in these details. I seems as if has become slightly more dull now.
Last detail, I will have to resist the urge to try and darken up the background more.